Mahindra TUV300 Overview
Mahindra and Mahindra always look forward to produce something that is always in line with the conscience of the Indian car buyers. As being the largest automotive manufacturer in the subcontinent, Mahindra tries to put forward a vehicle that becomes a mass favourite. In 2015, company launched the appealing TUV300 compact SUV that soon become a hit. The vehicle is a perfect SUV that has all the features such as looks, muscular appeal, powerful engine and optional AMT unit that makes it a convenient offering for the customers. In the year 2016, Mahindra launched a more powerful variant of the TUV300 for those power hungry enthusiasts. In 2017, Mahindra introduced the new top-spec variant T10 in the line-up that gets amazing features and styling while the engine remains the same. Mahindra TUV300 price range in India is between 7,91,563/- to 10,81,001/- , check for detail pricing of Mahindra TUV300 in Carzprice
Mahindra TUV300 Design
Taking inspiration from the ‘battle tank’, TUV300 has been shaped in a rather boxy manner which may or may not go well with the customer, reason being that some may find it tough and rugged while others may think that it is too plain jane to stand competition like Hyundai Creta, Maruti S-Cross, Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster. Mahindra TUV300 pictures of the outside testify the company’s attempt to come up with a rugged vehicle, but what really works for the SUV is that despite its small size it manages to appeal customers and is not mistaken for an oversized hatchback. Despite its sub-four meter length, the SUV does not seem petite or compressed, probably because it is not feature clad on the outside, the unnecessary styling to make it look sporty has been skipped which works well for it.
Front is bold, the engine hood is short and front apron is unusually wide. Radiator grille is reminiscent of Jeep and a hint of chrome is evident around the rectangular openings. Head lights are designed in such as way that fits well with the bold front end. Body coloured lower bumper gets square shaped fog lights featuring chrome surrounds. Air inlets are again wide that add to the aggressive stance. Wheel arches are rather rectangular than round, side view is simple, the black treatment around the window frame, dual tone power adjustable ORVMs, body painted outside door handles and window beltline altogether lends a suave look. Rear too has been designed in line with the rest of the body, a set of simple tail lights and mounted spare wheel are equipped on the tailgate. And the black painted roof rails have been atop appear sport
Mahindra TUV300 Cabin
Open the door and you can’t help but appreciate the fact that this is the best Mahindra cabin, until now. The premium black and beige interiors with chrome finish and metal accents, classy hexagonal centre bezel (it looks a lot like the one in Maruti S-Cross), piano black centre fascia, sporty twin pod instrument cluster, 2-DIN infotainment system, and steering-mounted audio and phone controls enhance the comfort inside the cabin. There are a lot of usable cubbyholes, too. The plastic quality, however, is not quite as good as you find in Hyundai Creta.
Space is a Mahindra forte, and the TUV300 is no different. There is ample headroom, legroom and shoulder-room in both rows. While the front seats are very supportive, the rear seat, we feel, could have had better thigh support. The boot space (384 litres) is decent, but Mahindra has fixed two jump seats in the boot area, which eat into space. Although these jump seats can be used in emergency conditions, we don’t recommend sitting on these. The reason being, there are no seat-beats. That bit apart, the cabin is a cosseting place to be in.
Mahindra TUV300 Performance
Initially, the TUV300 was launched with the underpowered 1.5L diesel engine which disappointed many. But the carmaker has also added more powerful mHawk100 engine which will be part of the discussion later. Coming to the mHawk80 engine, it had 2 stage turbocharger that produced 85PS and 230Nm of max torque. It is pretty surprising to see where the power and torque is going as even under full acceleration, the vehicle doesn’t get anywhere near to triple digit speeds.The only better thing is that if you get this car going, especially in the urban regions, the working between the gears is impressive and keep you moving within the crowded traffic as well as on the faster moving traffic on the open stretches. Some sort of disappointment also comes from the gearbox. Where all the forward gears come handy, the reverse gear on the other hand, seems to bog off in the midst of the switching and also comes with an obvious jarring sensation. But there is a bright side of this, the clutch doesn’t demand much effort as in the cars such as Duster as shifting between the gears is a breeze.Check for Mahindra TUV300 in painpeters.com
The team at Mahindra has put serious efforts in the refinement department. The car is much quieter without any vibrations when we compared it to elder sibling Scorpio. The engine and gearbox department as a whole needed a through revision and Mahindra addressed these feedbacks by introducing a more powerful mHawk100 engine. For the power hungry folks, the 1.5L engine bulges out 17PS and 10Nm more than the previous version, totalling the power and torque to 105PS and 240Nm respectively.The improved performance is not apparent in the low end of the rev range, however, once the rev start jumping, you will realize its true pulling power. The performance gets further noticeable in the mid-range and top band of the rev as the engine feels faster in terms of gear acceleration, especially once you are near the 100kmph mark. The updated engine has also made the overtaking a much easy affair, especially when you are driving on highways where it is normal to cruise at 80kmph or higher speeds.
The spread of torque is also brilliant as you get peak torque easily between 1500 rpm and 2800 rpm as against the lesser powered version. This should also put less strain while cruising on highways. The engine though is refined and smooth just as the earlier one, however, it tends to get a bit noisy at higher revs.Fuel economy on offer stands at 18.49 kms in a litre which is commendable for a SUV. Like other Mahindras, this one too comes with a micro hybrid technology which includes a start-stop function. This feature in turn aides towards enhanced fuel economy. Besides, there is an option for eco mode too, that again enables increased efficiency.
Mahindra TUV300 Rideing
Seems like Mahindra had worked really hard on this one, not that it performs brilliantly, but the SUV is certainly impressive. The 80 PS diesel engine is capable enough to give a good start to the vehicle. There is that initial grunt like other Mahindras, hence there is lack of refinement. In fact there is an insignificant turbo lag too, but it does not bother much. Steering wheel is heavy, but responsive at the same time. Overall, it is a well suited car for city driving as it enables easy manoeuvrability.
Mahindra TUV300 Safety
Depending on the variant you buy, you get features such as static-bending headlamps, Brake Energy Regeneration, Intellipark Reverse Assist, voice messaging system, follow-me home and lead-me-to-vehicle headlamps, and Mahindra’s Micro Hybrid technology and BlueSense mobile app.The TUV300 comes with a toughened, high-strength steel body shell, crumple zones, hydro-formed crush tips and side-intrusion beams for all-round impact protection. Again, depending on the variant, there are airbags, ABS with EBD, Corner Brake Control (CBC), etc. However, because it is a heavy vehicle (gross weight can go up to 2,200 kg), the front tends to dip when you brake hard.
Mahindra TUV300 Price
Mahindra Tuv300 Ex-Showroom Price in India ranges from 7,91,563/- (TUV300 T4 Plus) to 10,81,001/- (TUV300 T10 100HP AMT Dual Tone). Get best offers for Mahindra Tuv300 from Mahindra Dealers in India.View offers on Mahindra Cars from Mahindra dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop
Mahindra TUV300 Verdict
Mahindra has come with a boxy SUV which may be liked by many and may not be liked by some, but it has not over-styled it which makes it a winner for us. The space on offer inside the cabin despite confined length is something to learn from Mahindra engineers. Seven-seat option is again viable for large Indian families but does it really allow enough space for the last two passengers seated on the jump seats? Interior quality and styling is good, equipments embedded are ample and even the performance is appreciable. At this price, TUV300 is a complete package.